Old Portsmouth

Friends of Old Portsmouth Association

Queen Elizabeth Carrier arrival

As you may be aware, the Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth Carrier will soon be arriving in its home port of Portsmouth.

It is the biggest most powerful ship built for the Royal Navy and secures the future of Portsmouth Naval base jobs for the next 50 years. Its presence will also provide a significant economic boost to the area with local businesses set to benefit from a variety of opportunities to support and maintain the ongoing running of the ship and its crew.

The carrier's arrival is dependent on the tide and weather conditions but it is currently expected to arrive between Thursday 17 August and Tuesday 22 August.

The eyes of the world will be on Portsmouth and tens of thousands of people are expected to come to the city to see the carrier arriving. This will cause significant disruption and people are advised to carefully plan any journeys taken on the arrival day and allow extra time to travel.

We want everyone to be able to safely enjoy this historic occasion and are working to make this happen while trying to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.

There will be various road closures in the city including many in Old Portsmouth and Southsea. See attached.

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